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Katakamuna and Ultra-Ancient Civilization of Japan by Narasaki Satsuki


Okunomichi presents a brief summary of the contents of an updated booklet on the Ashiya Civilization of Katakamuna by its discoverer, Narasaki Satsuki. The booklet is Ultra-Ancient Civilization of Japan, 30pp, 2007.  See details below and on


「日本の上古代文化」 内容   Ultra-Ancient Civilization of Japan, title

楢崎皐月.  Narasaki Satsuki, author.   久保田 覚巳.  Kubota Satoshimi, editor

アシヤ文化研究会.  Ashiya Bunka Kenkyukai, Ashiya Cultural Research Association

Narasaki unlocked the Kojiki and found the ancient secret of Katakamuna: iyashiro no michi, kannagara no michi. With the intuitive intelligence of ancient people, they understood the law of nature and attained a high level of physics and philosophy.

Narasaki’s family kept the original copy of this book, published it undated, around showa 40 = 1965. It was edited and republished in 2007. It also contains at the end 声音記号と片仮名文字の対照表, a sheet of vocal symbols and katakana characters (as a foldout page).

Narasaki has also written a book, 「静電三法」Seiden Sampo, Three Laws of Static Electricity. It is intended by the Ashiya Bunka Kenkyukai to keep education correct. They hope that this booklet will be useful to those researching 「カタカムナ文献」Katakamuna Documents and 「日本の古代史」Ultra-ancient History of Nihon.

Our summary of the contents

(1)ゆがめられた日本歴史.  Distorted history of Japan

An ancient civilization called Ashiya existed in ultra ancient Nihon. Then the Yamato people became dominant and Chinese culture was imported. The Kojiki contains evidence of Ashiya, and physicist Narasaki has unlocked its secret.

After World War II, history prior to the third century was wiped out, including that of Emperors Jimmu (ascended throne 660 BCE) and Ojin. These emperors are now considered legendary although they were actually historical.

This booklet is based on Narasaki’s lectures on the discovery of the true culture of ancient Nihon.

(2)上古代史の混迷.  Confusion of ultra-ancient history

After the second world war, education in Japan was changed due to the influence of the United States on Japanese nationalism. The true history was lost, and in middle school these days, no one knows about Jimmu Tenno. The country that was called Yamatai by the Chinese may have actually been called Yamato by the people.

Mori Kiyohito (author of Kōkoku shidō-ron, 1939) believed that Himiko was Hime-mikoto (venerated princess), and she was Empress Jingū (169-269 CE). For 120 years between Jingū and her son Ojin (270-310 CE), no Tenno is named. Why? After Jingū’s death, a male ruler was not able to maintain peace, and a 13-year-old female was chosen. 

Historians say that Yamato began after Himiko, but this is mistaken. Narasaki believes that Yamato began earlier, around 600-700 BCE, the time of Jimmu, and about 500 years later Jingu who was known as Himiko reigned in Kyushu.

Around 300 CE Japan had an imperial house in the land of Mimana (now part of Korea). At that time Japan was more powerful than Silla or Kudara because it had higher technology.

(3)日本の上古代に高度文化があつた.  Advanced culture of ultra-ancient Japan

An old book of China of about 1200 BCE writes that the highly intelligent Japanese presented herbs to China. The first emperor, Emperor Qin Shi Huang, of China sent General Jofuku to Japan to find the elixer of immortality. [Jofuku (in Japanese) is Xu Fu (Hsu Fu) who was born in 255 BCE in Qi, an ancient Chinese state, and served as a court sorcerer in Qin Dynasty China. He was sent by Qin Shi Huang to the eastern seas twice to look for the elixir of life. His two journeys occurred between 219 BCE and 210 BCE. After the second, he may have remained in the islands of Japan until his death, for he never returned. ]

During the later half of Kamiyo (Kamiyo-no-kohanki), between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, the Japanese made weapons stronger than those found in China, and they had better ships. Nihon Shoki says that Sujin Tenno (97–30 BCE) in his 17th year ordered his country to build ships. In Ojin Tenno’s times (270–310 CE), ships made in Izu no Kuni measured 17 ken (~50 ft), where 1 ken =~ 3 ft. The London Museum has an Japanese iron mirror that does not rust (like the non-rusting iron of Ashiya).

There were many kinds of kamiyo moji in the kamiyo and chokodai periods, but regretfully, evidence that they were actually being used is lacking.

Kojiki Questions

The Kojiki was written in kanji and the project began under Temmu Tenno. However, it was not until 712 that the Kojiki was completed by another editor in the imperial court, Ō no Yasumaro, and presented to Empress Gemmei (707–15). Hida no Are dictated the contents; he could remember everything that he had read or heard. He was 28 years old at the time, and he was reading kodai moji, ancient scripts. What were the moji? What were the documents?

Shinwa no naiou, inner depths of myths. Kojiki myths are goofy stories. Why? Narasaki suspected that they contained hidden messages which he strove to uncover.

Ogasawara Koji, sensei of Kototama study, wrote an article in an October Showa 38 = 1963 magazine, Kougaku. Called The Study of the Imperial House, the paper stated that the base of Kototama Futomani is seishin gensho, the interior of a person (such as intelligence, emotions, spiritual nature). Just as living things are made of cells, atoms, electrons, the universe is also made up of parts. The Spirit of the universe is Izanagi, while the Object (physical things) of the universe is Izanami.

Subete no gensho, everything that exists comes from Spirit and Object which are connected with Musubi (a deep philosophical concept).  Even if science is now highly developed, without shidou, the spiritual way of kami, human society will not be able to function well. Then Kototama Futomani with its highly developed science will save society. Kojiki is the manual of how to use Kototama Futomani.

* Mikusa no Kantakara Three Sacred Treasures were put away in three separate places so that the wisdom would be hidden until it was time to save humanity. All names of Tenno have Futomani meanings. The stories of Kojiki are metaphorical. The secret will be unlocked by the right person at the right time.

* The Kojiki is yogensho, prophecy. The mystery of the Iwato Hiraki myth of opening the cave door is a prophecy. Who will unlock the door and unveil the secret?

(4)古事記に秘められた謎.  The mystery that has been hidden in the Kojiki


Narasaki as engineer-physicist was fortuitously assigned to Manchuria. There, he visited a Taoist monk several times. He had a translator the first time, and he became very interested and went back a couple more times by himself, communicating in written kanji. Narasaki asked the monk to teach him, since he regarded China as teacher to Japan. The Taoist said no, because Japan had a higher culture than China, some of which came to China. He learned that all theories can be understood through the JapaneseYata no kagami. The Taoist monk said that Yata-kana (the kana of Yata-kagami moji) is arranged in a special order. The same sounds can have different meanings, and Yata-kana is a method of systematic changes.

After the war, when Narasaki was working in the mountains of Rokkosan, the mountain man Hiratoji brought scrolls containing strange moji. Narasaki suddenly realized that this is Yata-kana, Yata-kami-na, writing of the kami of Yata, which he had heard about in Manchuria. He set about copying the writing and then interpreting them.

Ogasawara has said that the names of kami in Kojiki are all Futomani, i.e., kami-no-na is Futomani. The term Katakamuna comes from kata-kami-no-na.

* The Taoist monk said that moji were created by kami.

The Manchurian story above is the first key. Hiratoji and Rokkosan is the second key.

Rokkosan Mountains (Kobe)

Hiratoji was not a hunter, as some believe. He was a shugenja, a mountain ascetic. This seems to make more sense, in view of the understanding we now have of the contents of the scrolls. The Katakamuna moji of ancient Japanese people are primarily symbols of mathematics and physics. Katakamuna is connected with Kojiki through the magatama curved jewel, which represents movement in the physics of nature. Iyashiro no michi is kannagara, how we should live, the Way.

After reading Narasaki’s story, the booklet editor thought of how dark the world became when the iwato cave door was closed, like it is now. But the cave door will open. The knowledge of the kami will emerge as Light.

Physics of Katakamuna

In the scrolls, there are 29 sounds, 360 kami, in 48 moji symbols (for the syllables of the language).

Narasaki learned from the scrolls that spinning and orbiting are the basic nature of time and space. Because of the spinning and orbiting motions, there is a center of motion and the  energy is equal in all directions. This wave movement makes magnetic and electrical energy. This affects mountains, the environment, humans, and plants.

Ma is the essence of time and space. In Katakamuna moji, this is represented by the larger circle. Mari is the small circle in the moji. Mari have four properties: spinning, orbiting, positive, negative. For example, spinning of earth gives day and night; orbiting or revolving gives seasons of the year. Mari means mawari, circulating. The illustration shown is an example of Katakamuna moji from the booklet. See also Note the large circle of Ma, and the small circle of Mari that goes around.

Ancient people could feel the honshitsu essence of time and space in the shape of a sphere with the four properties named above. They could feel it instinctively by living in nature.

Shizen housoku, Laws of nature. (p 23 in the booklet). Sadamari is the law of nature of the ancient Japanese. Mikusa no kantakara (Three Divine Treasures) and jinja no torii (torii of shrines) have the same meanings. ( p24).

Ryoushi  [量子, quantum] is a quantum of time and space and it has the four possible states from the two options each of the two properties named above:

(a) positive spin, positive revolution; (b) positive spin, negative revolution;

(c) negative spin, negative revolution; (d) negative spin, positive revolution.

It seems to us that Katakamuna’s positive and negative spins may be spins up or down, i.e., in opposite directions, as in modern physics. There are two sides of Ma, the essence of time and space: the objective world, and the back of the objective world [like spins up and down].

The word Soujisho  相似象学, also the name of Narasaki’s
Katakamuna magazine, was created by Narasaki, and it refers to the similarities of opposite things. This reminds us of a mirror’s reflection which is similar and yet opposite.

In conclusion, we are amazed to find such knowledge of advanced physics possessed by an ancient civilization.

Revised 2016.07.30